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Alyse Kotyk is a Vancouver-based writer and editor with a passion for social justice and storytelling. She studied English Literature and Global Development at Queen's University and is excited by media that digs deep, asks questions and shares narratives. Alyse was the Editor of Servants Quarters and has written for the Queen's News Centre, Quietly Media and the Vancouver Observer. She was rabble's 2015-16 news intern.

Mount Polley a 'disaster' that 'needs to be shut down' says Imperial No More activist

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Last night, Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society and Ancestral Pride officially launched the Imperial No More Campaign against Imperial Metals, the mining company responsible for the 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond disaster.

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Jean Swanson: Vancouver's focus on home ownership neglects plight of the homeless

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Last week, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson met with Downtown Eastside residents to discuss the community's housing needs and to respond to the tent city established at 58 West Hastings. The meeting ended with a commitment to rezone the city-owned lot for social housing that has 100 per cent welfare pension-rate rents.

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Evictions loom as demands for federal action against Site C rise

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Update: The Trudeau government has issued two federal permits for the Site C dam, allowing B.C. Hydro to continue work on the project.

Critics of Site C are not happy citing the environmental destruction of the Peace River area and the outrageous cost of the project at $8.8 billion.

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Super InTent City sheds light on national housing needs

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After fighting off pressures to dismantle their community for over a year, Super InTent City residents in Victoria, B.C. have been told they must leave by August 8.

The ruling was made last week in B.C.'s Supreme Court by Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson who cited greater than anticipated costs, deterioration of health, violence and criminal activity as some of the reasons for shutting it down.

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Hundreds of climate activists fight by land and sea to break free from fossil fuels

Hundreds of climate activists fight by land and sea to break free from fossil fu
Over 800 Canadians, organized by Greenpeace and 350.org, took action outside a Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, B.C. as part of the international Break Free from Fossil Fuel movement.

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Climate activists surround Kinder Morgan facility by land and sea

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On Saturday, over 800 protesters organized by Greenpeace and 350.org surrounded Kinder Morgan facilities in Burnaby, B.C. to stand in solidarity with the international Break Free from Fossil Fuels movement.

"We have to change," protestor Ophelia Klaus told rabble.ca. "We're getting to a point where it's going to be hard to come back to where we were so we need to take action now."

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B.C. continues to neglect climate recommendations, favours LNG projects

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As Trudeau's Liberal government meets its six-month mark of being in office, climate group the Pembina Institute is calling for a clear, comprehensive climate change test for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) projects.

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University of Ottawa becomes first Canadian university to divest from fossil fuels

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On Monday, the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) became the first Canadian university to commit to fossil fuel divestment.

The decision was made by the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors and included a mandate to develop a strategy for shifting investments in fossil fuels towards investments in alternative energy and clean technologies.

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Demands for change to Canada's immigration detention system mount in wake of deaths

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Nearly 80 detainees at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario ended a hunger strike over the weekend that was initiated last Thursday April 21.

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Occupations of INAC offices continue in solidarity with Attawapiskat

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Update: According to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Government of Canada's official twitter page, INAC regional offices in Toronto, Regina, Winnipeg and Gatineau.

The #OccupyINAC group in Winnipeg has released an official statement which you can read here.


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